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Jr. Coyotes product, Arizona State freshman Koumontzis earns weekly NCAA honor

February 19th, 2019

Arizona State University freshman forward Demetrios Koumontzis has been named the NCAA Second Star of the Week. The Edina, Minn., native and Jr. Coyotes graduate led the Sun Devils to a sweep of American International in its final home games of the season as ASU finds itself on the cusp of its first NCAA tournament…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes grad Burke named Big Ten First Star of the Week

February 19th, 2019

University of Minnesota freshman forward Nathan Burke has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week. A Scottsdale native, Burke tied for the Big Ten lead and tied for fourth in the nation with four points (two goals, two assists) over the weekend as the Gophers swept then-No. 2 Ohio State. READ OUR…

IceJacks D-II captains ‘a huge part of keeping the guys together’

February 19th, 2019

As Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II team eyes the upcoming national tournament, an early-season slump actually invigorated that hunger to get back to the national stage. After a sluggish 1-4-1 start, the IceJacks have lost just twice since then. NAU coach Travis Johanson credits the team’s leadership group of Lucas Lomax, Max Mahood, Jordan…

IceJacks start second half with big wins, still have lofty expectations moving forward

January 30th, 2019

Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II team entered the second half with just six games the rest of the regular season. And won them all. Right now, the IceJacks sit in a bye position for the upcoming national tournament, a spot they intend to hold onto even with a limited schedule the rest of January….

Nationally-ranked Sun Devils continuing to ‘build this the right way’

January 4th, 2019

Just a few short years ago, many wondered when Arizona State University would make waves across NCAA Division I hockey circles. This season, the Sun Devils have been doing just that. In November, ASU turned some heads when the school was ranked No. 18 in the Division I Men’s Poll for the first time….

Overcoming adversity, NAU D-II team finding ways to pick up wins

December 27th, 2018

It’s inevitable. Every hockey team has to battle adversity in one way, shape or form over the course of the long season. Whether it’s bad bounces in games, injuries or any other reason, good teams find ways to overcome these obstacles. That’s been the story so far this season for the Northern Arizona University ACHA…

IceJacks’ nine D-II seniors leading the way to success in ’18-19

December 7th, 2018

Northern Arizona University is a perennial powerhouse in ACHA Division II circles, and that is no different for the 2018-19 season. This year, the IceJacks are led by a talented group of nine seniors, all of whom bring different ingredients to the proverbial table. What they all have in common, however, is buying in to…

IceJacks’ D-III team has slow start, but now turning things around

December 3rd, 2018

Ryan Smith began the season with high expectations for his Northern Arizona University ACHA Division III team. And even after a slow start that has turned to the winning side of things, Smith still has achievable goals in mind for the IceJacks. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Our team has the expectations of returning to regionals…

GCU men’s team soaking up ‘fantastic’ atmosphere at AZ Ice Arcadia

November 28th, 2018

The Grand Canyon University ACHA Division II men’s team calls AZ Ice Arcadia home for the current 2018-19 season, and head coach Daniel Roy has the Lopes off to a fantastic start. Starting out the season with a tie and a shootout win over Arizona State University’s ACHA Division I team, GCU then went on…

IceJacks finding positives in early season, home games on tap

October 25th, 2018

The Northern Arizona University Division II team went on a season-opening road trip to start off the 2018-19 season, and while the 1-2-1 record wasn’t what the IceJacks hoped to bring home to Flagstaff, there are many positives the team can continue to build upon. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Yeah, definitely not the outcome and…